Best compact SUV
By Marc Leaderman on
2001 Toyota RAV4 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
If you want a speed/handling, car-based
SUV with very good fuel-economy and the
very best driver's seat-comfort/support,
the newer-model-year RAV4 is far ahead
of the rest of 'em. Toyota has a
penchant for the best and the brightest
cars/SUVs and trucks. This one again
makes its nearest competitors, Ford's
Escape/Mazda's Tribute into also-rans.
The 4-banger drive-train/suspension give
an excellent performance-rating--I've
driven closed-course "testing",
semi-competively; the RAV4 was the best.
Make the RAV4 have more carrying-weight
than the present 750 lb. "limit".